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Departing Catalans Dragons man “disappointed” by “unconvincing” reasons for exit as he looks to remarkable career outside rugby league

Yesterday L’Independant confirmed that Samisoni Langi and Benjamin Jullien are set to leave Catalans now that the season is over following a 20-10 defeat to Leeds in the play-offs last week thanks to a Liam Sutcliffe hat-trick.

They follow the likes of Sam Kasiano and Gil Dudson – whose Catalans career ended on a sour note with a red card for a headbutt on Aidan Sezer – out the door.

L’Independant also confirmed that former NRL star Dean Whare as well as young Frenchmen Mathieu Cozza, Corentin Le Cam and Romain Franco are also set to leave the Dragons ahead of 2023 as the Dragons undergo a minor rebuild after a disappointing drop off from the heights of 2021.

The French publication also revealed some interesting details about Benjamin Jullien’s exit who they state has known his future has been up in the air due to the signing of Manu Ma’u from Hull FC as his replacement.

According to L’Independant, Jullien has said he was left “disappointed” by the way his Catalans career has ended with him being told what he described as an “unconvincing” argument that the Dragons needed “physical freshness” and that’s why they’ve looked elsewhere as taken from his Instagram post about his exit from the club.

The publication have also said that this prompted him to look towards his “plan b” and is expected to pursue a career as a firefighter as well as a career in the Elite One Championship where the likes of James Maloney have played recently.

They believe a move to Baroudeurs or Lézignan is likely.

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